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Madden NFL 2000 (Windows)

75
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
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Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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83
GameSpy
All in all, Madden NFL 2000 is probably the best all-around football game yet developed for the PC. In a sea of underachievers, this might not be saying much, but the game is so enjoyable and has so many interesting features that NFL fans will find it hard to keep from loading it up again and again.
80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Madden 2000 is the most complete football game available today. Of course, there is a distinct lack of competition, so that statement isn’t as resounding an endorsement as it may seem. Madden is not yet the comprehensive professional football simulation I believe it would like to be, due to an incomplete management model and a lack of accuracy in roster configuration. Fortunately, Madden is still tops when it comes to on-field action. The new momentum modeling, improved running game, and stellar collision detection, combined with what was already a fairly authentic representation of the interaction between players, make for some very realistic-looking football. Someday, Madden’s management and roster features will reach that level as well, and when that happens, we’ll have a truly multifaceted football simulation on our hands. Until that time, Madden 2000 still brings enough to the table to retain its crown.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Even the most rabid Sunday afternoon Fox-watcher has to admit that John Madden has been slowing down. Where he once energized a game and served as the goofball-enhanced “after” to Pat Summerall’s “before,” the big guy is now edging closer to obsolescence. Perhaps it’s all those years in the broadcast booth catching up with him, but now he’s more cornball shtick than great show. Thankfully, the same cant be said for EA Sports’ MADDEN football series. The most-celebrated franchise in PC sports gaming celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, with perhaps the most complete re-creation of the NFL ever seen. MADDEN NFL 2000 has it all: cleat-crunching action, an involving franchise mode, and weighty enough stats to blow out tires on the famed Madden Cruiser. It has a few problems, but it’s still a must-buy for anyone who gets couch sores each autumn.
80
GameGenie
This is probably the zenith for Madden Football on the PC. Madden 2000 is a deep, immerse, smart, challenging, and, most importantly, fun game. A year from now, there may be a PC version of Madden 2001, but all eyes will be on the next generation of games. But for now, EA Sports has created one of the best and most complete sports games ever released.
80
Electric Games
Madden 2000 is one of the best football titles on the market. Each new version seems to get better and better. While this edition is the best so far, but there is still room for improvement. Player animation could be a bit smoother, especially when it comes to takedowns. The off-field interface could be more responsive and easier to navigate. A decent mouse interface could be implemented on-field. However, these are all minor concerns. They would be very welcome tweaks, but that still doesn't take away from the fact that this is an excellent football game, the best Madden so far. Bottom Line: Improved graphics and animation. AI has been increased - you need to be on your toes or the opposing team will run rings around you. The interface needs work both on and off field, but a gamepad will suffice while on.
80
Power Unlimited
Madden 2000 blijf nog wel eventjes op de footballgame troon zitten. Maar of dat voor altijd zal zijn? De tijd zal het ons leren.
75
PC Player (Germany)
Ich bin enttäuscht: Sicher besitzt Madden NFL 2000 noch immer eine prima Spielbarkeit, sicher sind viele Kleinigkeiten noch ausgefeilter als letztes Jahr, sicher ist der Franchise-Modus mit seinen 30 Seasons ein Garant für hohen Langzeit-Spielspaß. Da auch die Madden University abgeschafft wurde, in der Coach Johnnie seine besten Strategien erklärt, sind Nicht-Profis aufgeschmissen. Doch die Steuerung ist wohl durch den Bug-Test gerutscht. Selbst mit Gamepad muss ich immer wieder an Tastatur und Maus, und das verwirrt schwer: Mal bestätige ich eine Eingabe mit der Return-, mal mit der Leertaste. Obendrein passt Freund Computergegner ab und zu außerirdisch gut. Doch das Spiel lohnt sich für NFL-Fans, die sich davon nicht ins Bockshorn jagen lassen.
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GameStar (Germany)
Huch, was ist das denn? Die Steuerungsvielfalt des neuen Madden könnte in Sachen Komplexität glatt jedem Flugsimulator Konkurrenz machen. Im Ein-Button-Modus müssen Sie leider auf so manche Finesse verzichten. Ganz klar, Madden NFL 2000 ist nichts mehr für Einsteiger; Sie sollten schon mit den Football-Feinheiten vertraut sein. Schade, daß das Handbuch diese Wissenslücken nicht schließen hilft. Zudem verschweigt es wichtige Infos, wie etwa die Auswirkungen der Einstellungen im KI-Menü. Fans und Enthusiasten werden diese Mankos nicht stören, bekommen Sie doch eine hervorragende Simulation ihres Lieblingssports.
70
PC Games (Germany)
An der Football-Simulation Madden NFL hat EA Sports in diesem Jahr wenig verändert. Optisch und spielerisch ist alles beim Alten geblieben, lediglich die Möglichkeit, eigene Spielzüge zu erstellen, wurde wieder eingeführt. Nach wie vor fehlt Madden NFL ein brauchbarer Trainingsmodus, mit dem man auch als Feldspieler angemessene Erfolge feiern könnte. Auch ein Handbuch mit Auszügen des Regelwerks wäre für den nicht-amerikanischen Markt angebracht gewesen. Immerhin wurde der Stategieteil ausgeweitet: Die eigene Mannschaft kann man nun über mehrere Saisons als Headcoach begleiten und mit einem Trainerstab an die Tabellenspitze führen.
60
Spel för Alla
Men på det stora hela är Madden NFL 2000 ett riktigt tufft och bra spel. De riktiga fansen av spelet hade nog bara väntat sig lite mer.
60
incite PC Gaming
If Madden 2000 had the luxury of existing in a competitive vacuum it would be an overwhelming success. Unfortunately for EA Sports, it doesn't.